Aetna Senior Third Party Risk Adviso in Denver, Colorado

Req ID: 52660BR


Can be located near Denver, Co, Scottsdale, AZ, Hartford, CT or Cranberry PA

Aetnas Third Party Risk Governance team must work directly with Aetna business lines and third party contacts to ensure the appropriate protection of sensitive data. In this role, the successful candidate must have the ability to collaborate and drive resolutions with senior Aetna executives. The successful candidate will find themselves in an environment that recognizes and supports the need to drive change across Aetnas third party portfolio.

Fundamental Components: Ability to directly or indirectly work with business lines, subject matter experts and other constituents to ensure understanding of key security controls for use of third parties.Work with third parties to implement key security controls in accordance with Aetna Global Security strategy and vision for protection of sensitive data.Build and maintains positive relationships with management, team members, and stakeholders across Aetna using effective written and oral communication practices. Possess the ability to influence others using program knowledge, negotiation methods, and be able to overcome objections.Possess a foundational understanding of common technology architectures. Will be able to credibly understand high level system architecture and data flow diagrams for the purpose of identifying gaps in disclosure and risk identification.Demonstrate knowledge of key regulatory risks and controls for assigned business lines. Understanding of HIPAA/HITECH required, Sarbanes-Oxley and PCI desired.Ability to effectively communicate complex Cyber Security issues to non-technical audiencesProven track record of driving programs, project, or issues to completionParticipates in the activities of the Information Security Committee, which is responsible for the organization's information security program.


10+ years of applicable experience, including 5-7+ in a security risk management role

Third party (vendor) risk management experience

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Strong project management and strategic planning skills

Technology development and/or Applications/Operational support experience

Software applications proficiency in RSA Archer and MS Office Suite

Demonstrable ability to recognize the relevance of risk trends, issues and potential risk exposure

Understanding of Cyber Security frameworks such as NIST or ISO 27001

Understanding of Risk Management (framework knowledge such as COSO, COBIT, NIST RMF, etc)


The highest level of education desired for candidates in this position is a Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.


Information Technology/Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control certification (CRISC) is desired

Information Management/Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) is desired

Information Management/Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) - - sponsored by International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium is desired


Functional - Information Technology/Security/More Than 10 Years


The Senior Third Party Risk Advisor is a key consultant to Aetna business executives on the security risks of their third parties. This role will work closely to develop action plans, integrate within the strategy for their line of business, and drive the reduction of risk across their portfolio.

Aetna is about more than just doing a job. This is our opportunity to re-shape healthcare for America and across the globe. We are developing solutions to improve the quality and affordability of healthcare. What we do will benefit generations to come.

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Aetna is an equal opportunity & affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of personal characteristics or status. We take affirmative action to recruit, select and develop women, people of color, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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Job Function: Information Technology

Aetna is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veterans status.